Takeley Park has received a Bronze award from David Bellamy as part of his Conservation Award Scheme.
Launched in 1996, the David Bellamy Award Scheme looks at how residential and leisure park home sites across the country are looking after their natural environment. The scheme assesses the park’s commitment to promoting natural habitats for wildlife, reducing energy usage, encouraging recycling and how waste products are reused. Members of local conservation bodies and wildlife trusts assess participating parks and report their findings to David Bellamy who then reviews the report and decides if the park has met relevant criteria for an award.
The bronze award achieved by Takeley Park recognises our commitment to supporting the natural environment as well as providing suitable habitats for birds and animals on the park.
In addition to joining the David Bellamy Conservation Award Scheme Takeley Park has also taken the ‘Honey Bee Pledge’. This scheme recognises the importance of the native honey bee population and ensures planting schemes on the park help the bees to thrive. Bee hotels kindly constructed by some of our residents and installed throughout the park further encourage the bee population.
The Takeley Park Residents’ Association have worked fantastically hard alongside the park wardens to help with the installation of additional planting schemes, bee hotels and bat boxes, for which Turners Parks Group are extremely appreciative and thankful.
Following the success of the scheme on Takeley Park, we will be looking to roll this out to other parks in our portfolio during 2016/17 as well as working towards achieving a Gold award on Takeley Park!